Architecture of a Blog


If you were to take an informal survey of both practicing architects and lay enthusiasts of inhabitable design about their favorite architecture blogs, the result would probably place the Los Angeles-based BLDGBLOG at or near the top. Founded over three years ago, the blog is officially dedicated to 'architectural conjecture, urban speculation, and landscape futures.' Recent posts have included everything from thoughtful ruminations on a proposal to grow high-tech medicines aboard the International Space Station and the arch-shaped structure scheduled to be erected over the contaminated nuclear plant in Chernobyl to interviews with people like visionary architect Lebbeus Woods; Cambridge University Classics professor Mary Beard, who has written extensively on architectural monuments; and science fiction writer Jeff VanderMeer. The author behind BLDGBLOG, Geoff Manaugh, discusses his writing for the blog--as well as his work as senior editor at Dwell magazine and a member of the staff at Archinect--at the Hammer Museum, in LA, on the evening of October 10th. He is joined in conversation by Lawrence Weschler, the longtime New Yorker contributor and director of the New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University.

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